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Identification of cases of sudden infant death syndrome from death certificates.
  1. J W Keeling,
  2. J Golding,
  3. B Sutton


    A method is proposed for identification of cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) from information available on death certificates. Deaths at ages between 7 days and 2 years, referred to a coroner, having certain specified causes of death codes, identified 160 of 169 cases of SIDS confirmed as such by a pathologist. The sensitivity of the method was 94% and the specificity was 97%.

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